What a wonderful piece, thanks for this.
I wonder a lot about “neutrality.” It was the UN’s “neutrality” after all that drove General Romeo Dallaire half mad with rage and helplessness. And it is neutrality’s sister, “objectivity,” that forces media to act as if this is an equal conflict between two more or less equal sides who just need to “get along.” The very real facts and repercussions of almost 50 years of military occupation are ignored in the process.

If you have any more pieces in you about your experiences, would love to read them.